Franklin Joseph Schuetrum, Sr., 54, of Pottsville, PA and formerly Tamaqua, PA, died on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Pottsville. Born in Coaldale, PA on April 6, 1964, he was a son of Beatrice Lois (nee Hosler) Schuetrum of Tamaqua and the late Marvin J. Schuetrum, Sr. Franklin formerly worked for Jaindl’s Turkey Farm and the Beacon Diner. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Tamaqua; a social member of American Hose Company, Tamaqua; and a social member of the Tamaqua American Legion. In addition to his mother, Franklin is survived by his son, Franklin J. Schuetrum, Jr. of Coplay, PA; brother, Marvin J. Schuetrum, Jr. and his wife, Mary of Tamaqua; sisters, Lois Diane York and her husband Michael of Norfolk, VA, Carol Sparich of Tamaqua, Debrah Schuetrum of Tamaqua, Sandra J. Andrews of Tamaqua, and Tina M. Miller and her husband Carl of Tamaqua; 5 nephews; and 6 nieces. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by daughter Heather Schuetrum. Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Odd Fellows Cemetery, 503 West Broad Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Phyllis Wolford officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua.
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